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The University of Minnesota Extension Water Resource team's mission is to make a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address Minnesota's critical water resource issues by providing and modeling effective education to ensure safe and sustainable water resources.

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What is a watershed?

Actions on the land, impacts in the water

The Watershed Game

Understand the connection between land use and water quality

Better living on our lakes and rivers

Nine short videos for lake or river shoreline property owners

Shore to Shore newsletter

News from the Extension water resources team

Lake Home and Cabin Kit, Second Edition

Selection of fact sheets on home and septic systems, trees and woodlands, shoreland and water quality, wildlife and insects, and more. Available for purchase from the University of Minnesota Bookstore.

Calendar of events

  • Dark green—stormwater education for residents and community member
  • Red—stormwater education for professionals
  • Lime green—NEMO education for elected and appointed officials and community leaders
  • Blue—watershed education program events
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